CUSTOMS REVEAL HOW THEY INTERCEPTED 5BIL WORTH OF TRAMADOL DURING SALLAH

The Nigerian Customs Service has intercepted 21 contraband drugs valued at over N5 billion. The National Public Relations Officer of NCS, Assist. Comptroller Joseph Attah, disclosed this when he conducted newsmen round a warehouse where trucks of the intercepted items were parked at the Ikeja Training College of the service in Lagos on Friday. Attah said the Comptroller-General of Customs Strike Force in Zone ‘A’ intercepted the haul. According to him, the smugglers believe that festive period is a time of merriment and less vigilance, “but our officers intercepted the…

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CUSTOMS, NAFDAC DESTROY 14BIL NAIRA WORTH OF TRAMADOL, OTHERS

  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has destroyed 58 containers of banned tramadol and other illicit drugs worth N14.7 billion intercepted by its operatives at various Customs formation in Lagos and other parts of the country. The destruction exercise was jointly carried out by the NCS, National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other sister agencies. Speaking at the flag- off of the destruction exercise at the Sagamu dump site, Ogun State on Wednesday, Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali, condemned…

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CUSTOMS INTERCEPTS AMBULANCE CARRYING CARTONS OF TRAMADOL

The Nigeria Customs Command in Apapa, Lagos, has intercepted an ambulance carrying 10 cartons of 225 milligrammes of Tramadol. The drugs, valued at almost N3 million, were allegedly pilfered from an undeclared 40-foot container domiciled in the Apapa port, the Customs said on Wednesday. The ambulance with registration number, LND 605 XW, was intercepted inside the port as its contents were being taken to an undisclosed destination. Upon arrest and investigation, the 40-foot container, imported from India, was found with 211 cartons of the drugs still missing. Mohammed Abba-Kura, the…

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POLICE INTERCEPTS 303 CARTONS OF TRAMADOL IN KANO

The police in Kano State have intercepted 303 cartons of hard drugs (Tramadol tablets). The Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Wakili, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kano on Friday. He said the interception was in continuation of the command’s effort to rid the state of all forms of crimes, especially hard drugs (Kwaya) and intoxicating substances. Wakili said on May 17, based on tip-off, a raid was conducted at No 157 Miller Road Bompai, Nasarawa Local Government Area Kano, where a laboratory was located. He said one Chris Metuh…

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